Highlights Agroberichten Buitenland week 22, 2020

Highlights Agroberichten Buitenland is de wekelijkse nieuwsbrief van het Landbouwattachénetwerk. U wordt iedere week geattendeerd op nieuws, activiteiten en achtergrondinformatie van 57 landbouwteams actief in 77 landen.

Coronavirus en internationaal zakendoen

Het coronavirus (COVID-19) roept vragen op bij ondernemers: wat zijn de gevolgen bij internationaal zakendoen, wat gebeurt er met geplande handelsmissies en wat zijn de Nederlandse maatregelen en reisadviezen? Via deze informatiebronnen blijft u op de hoogte.

Coronavirus en internationaal zakendoen

Serie: In gesprek met de landbouwraad

In deze serie interviews leest u meer over wie de landbouwraden zijn. In een gesprek vertellen zij over hun persoonlijke ervaringen en lichten zij toe over de huidige ontwikkelingen en kansen in het land waar ze actief zijn.

In gesprek met de landbouwraden

- Poland: soil institute reports on agricultural drought

Lack of sufficient rainfall, especially in the third decade of March and, to a large extent, also in April, caused a large water shortage in soil, which negatively affected winter cereal, strawberries and fruit shrubs, especially located on very light and light soils in Poland.

Soil Institute reports on agricultural drought in Poland

- Spain: coronavirus and more threats - wine sector challenges in 2020

The Spanish sector faces 2020 with concern: the pandemic crisis is compounded of other commercial threats such as Brexit, the “Trump’s tariffs” or the new Russian law. The first figures on world wine trade for 2020 are not very encouraging.

Spain: Coronavirus and more threats: wine sector challenges in 2020

- Oekraïne: Nederlandse bedrijven stimuleren aardbeienteelt

Een coöperatie van 40 kleine en middelgrote bessen- en aardbeientelers in West-Oekraïne is bezig om de teelt te professionaliseren en uit te breiden. Hierbij krijgen de telers ondersteuning van Nederlandse bedrijven.

Nederlandse bedrijven stimuleren aardbeienteelt in Oekraïne

Teelt van aardbeien

- Hungary newsflash: soybean production still has room to grow

While Hungary’s annual animal feed soybean meal consumption is 550-600 thousand tons, the country imports around 500 thousand tons, primarily from South America, despite the fact that it also produces an average of 150 thousand tons of soybean meal.

Hungary Newsflash Week 21

- Serbia newsflash: biggest Balkans wine competition to be held in July in Belgrade

The ninth edition of the largest wine event in the Balkans, the Balkans International Wine Competition (BIWC), will be held in Belgrade from July 15th to July 17th. The decision was announced by the organizers of the contest, and it will take place just outside of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.

Serbia Newsflash Week 21

- Romania: calls for projects for EU funds

The Romanian Minister of Agriculture announced in a press conference the calendar of calls for projects for 2020, for the few measures/sectors where EU funds are still available.

Romania: Calls for projects for EU funds

AZIË - Zuid-Korea en corona: opwaardering eigen agrosector

De corona-pandemie leidt in Zuid-Korea en Taiwan tot een opwaardering van de eigen agrofoodsector. Dat voorspelt landbouwraad Gelare Nader, gestationeerd op de Nederlandse ambassade in Seoul. De vraag naar agrokennis uit Nederland zal toenemen.

Corona: opwaardering eigen agrosector in Zuid-Korea

Landbouwraad Gelare Nader (rechts) overhandigt bloemen aan het medisch personeel in Seoul.

- Sri Lanka: impact of COVID-19 on food supply chains

Sri Lanka’s agriculture sector has so far been relatively little affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, as the sector is only loosely integrated with global supply chains.

Impact of COVID19 on food supply chains in Sri Lanka

- Japan: weekoverzicht ontwikkelingen coronavirus

Het Landbouwbureau van de Nederlandse Ambassade in Tokio volgt het dagelijkse nieuws dat zich hier afspeelt.

Coronavirus in Japan - weekoverzicht

- Uzbekistan: Samarkand region with opportunities for cooperation

In March 2020, the Netherlands Agricultural Trade Mission to Uzbekistan organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality took place in Tashkent and Samarkand. The Samarkand region was selected as one of the promising regions of Uzbekistan in terms of agricultural development.

Samarkand Region: Opportunities for cooperation in Uzbekistan

- Myanmar: ASF resolved in the country

In its final report to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the Myanmar Government stated that the African Swine Fever (ASF) is now clear in the country. 

Update: ASF resolved in Myanmar

- China: agri news week 21, 2020

The news overview of week 21 from the agricultural team of the Netherlands Embassy in Beijing.

China Agri News Week 21, 2020

AFRIKA - Ethiopia: poultry opportunities

Ethiopia offers opportunities for internal and international investors in the poultry sector. It has big plans for increasing livestock production.

Poultry opportunities in Ethiopia

Five keys to understanding the poultry sector in Spain

- Kenya: updates regarding COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19 has consequences for entrepreneurs doing business in or with Kenya. We provide an overview of useful information intended for everyone involved with agribusiness in Kenya.

Doing business in Kenya: updates regarding COVID-19

- Uganda: report on the vegetables and fruit sector

Wageningen UR made an assessment of the competitiveness of the fruit and vegetables sector in Uganda and suggests specific recommendations for further development.

The Uganda vegetables and fruit sector

- Rwanda: business opportunity report for the horticulture and floriculture sector

This report aims at providing insights in the horticulture and floriculture sector in Rwanda. It explains the characteristics of the country in terms of geography, climate and available infrastructures. Moreover, it presents an overview of possible investment opportunities as well as challenges.

Business opportunity report Horticulture Rwanda 2020

- Colombia, Peru & Ecuador: effects of COVID-19 on agribusiness

An update of the most relevant developments so far in Colombia, Peru & Ecuador related to COVID-19 and the effects on the agricultural sector. Read more about the impact it has on GDP, bananas, oranges, asparagus, avocado and flowers.

Effects of COVID19 on agribusiness in Colombia, Peru & Ecuador - UPDATE #2

- Mexico: extreem weer op komst

Klimaatverandering heeft wereldwijd impact op de landbouw. Ook de Mexicaanse landbouw heeft te maken met nieuwe klimatologische omstandigheden, en dan vooral met de gevolgen van steeds vaker voorkomende extreme weersomstandigheden, zoals extreme droogte en orkanen.

Extreem weer op komst in Mexico